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Weekly Family Update

Week of February 8th, 2021

In This Week's Edition


✦ "Flat Travelers" Project

✦ 2021 Virtual Graduation & Promotion

✦ Virtual "Parent Pod" Interest Survey

✦ Virtual Book Fair

✦ February Workshops

✦ Discovery Day: February

✦ Facebook Group Archive for February Recess


✦ Test Anxiety Presentation

✦ Enrichment Updates

✦ CAASPP Prep for SIXTH Graders!

✦ Writer's Workshop

✦ Social-Emotional Support: Mindset Mondays


✦ High School Updates

✦ San Diego Job Corps Presentation

✦ High School Expo

✦ Virtual Career Fair

✦ Art Read Aloud by High School Hangouts

✦ High School Hangouts (February)

✦ Annual Black College Expo

✦ Edgenuity Spring Break Update

✦ Scholarship Opportunities

PCA Happenings

"Flat Travelers" Project

Are you looking for a creative way to engage your student? Do you have a Flat Stanley fan in your home? If so, this event is for you!

Join us in learning about new places and the art of writing letters, all while making new friends with this exciting project!

2021 Virtual Graduation & Promotion

Join the Celebration!

Please join us in celebrating the hard work and dedication of our amazing PCA students. The ceremony will be virtual this year and will begin with the 8th grade promotion ceremony followed by the 12th grade graduation. Even though we can't get together in person, we want to be able to acknowledge our students online, with family and friends in attendance. Please click the the button below for more information!

Virtual "Parent Pod" Interest Survey

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Are you looking for a way to connect with fellow homeschooling parents and families? Our school wants to help bring like-minded families together so that they can encourage and gain insight from one another!

If you would be interested in joining a VIRTUAL "parent support group", please let us know! We currently have a poll going on in our Facebook group. Please click the button below to go to our group, the poll is pinned to the top of our group page.

Virtual Book Fair

February Workshops

3rd-5th Grade

Middle School

Discovery Day

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Discovery Day is ready to kick off 2021 with more exciting activities! Although it is our hope that some Discovery Day events will be in-person in the future, we remain virtual for the time being.

What is Discovery Day?

  • FREE TK-8 educational, interactive, & hands-on virtual workshops led by PCA teachers.
  • Opportunity for students to make consistent connections with PCA teachers & peers in their general area.
  • Each Discovery Day community offers 4 virtual workshops & 1 class party during January & February.

What will students learn?

Students will experience a new learning theme each month. Check out our Jan/Feb Discovery Day Catalog for more details.

  • February: "Food Science" - Enjoy some simple science activities that involve common food items! (See flyer)

How to Register:

We encourage families to register for a Discovery Day community based on your student's grade and nearest location in order to make connections with consistent teachers & peers in your area. However, families may register with another community if that works better for their schedules. Please refer to the Jan/Feb Schedule for a list of communities & mark your calendars.

February Registration
All NEW and RETURNING Discovery Day families who wish to start or continue with us in February need to complete this form for each student. Sign up HERE.

You can expect a teacher from your selected Discovery Day community to email you a Zoom link & list of materials approximately 1 week prior to the workshop and/or 1 day before the workshop. If you have not received a Discovery Day email before the workshop, please check your spam folder first and then contact your HST for assistance. If you register less than 48 hrs before the workshop, you may not receive the Zoom link & information in time. As a result, you can either wait for the next workshop or contact your HST for the information.

We hope to see you soon! Please reach out to your HST if you have questions.

Facebook Group Archive for February Recess

PCA staff will be away from the Facebook group page during the February recess. The group page will be archived February 12 at 5pm through February 22 at 8am.

Enjoy a restful week with your family!

Parent Resources

Test Anxiety Presentation

Presenters: PCA School Psychologists

Date 1: 02/23/2021 (5:00 - 5:45 PM)

Date 2: 02/25/2021 (12:30 - 1:15 PM)

Overview & Purpose: It is estimated that anywhere from 10-40 percent

of students possess some form of test anxiety. This training will give parents

information and strategies to help your students relieve stress and anxiety in

regards to test taking. The same information will be presented each time, giving

parents the opportunity to choose the day/time that works best.

Please see the buttons below to attend at the given times!

Enrichment Updates

Enrichment Ordering System Update

The Enrichment Ordering System will be down while school is not in session over the President's Day holiday and School Recess, and it will be accessible once again on February 22nd. Our staff, who work hard all year to serve our school, are also on break during this time, and we hope they enjoy their break, as well! We are grateful for your partnership with our school and we hope that you enjoy the holiday break!

Important upcoming Enrichment dates and information can be found here!
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CAASPP Prep for SIXTH Graders!

Calling All SIXTH Graders!

Join us for weekly, interactive, grade-level videos to help prepare for the CAASPP test this spring. We will be focusing on MATH! So have your student grab a pencil and paper and join one of our math intervention teachers for tips, tricks, and problem solving. Each week will be a different grade, so keep your eyes out for yours!

Click here for 6th grade video

Writer's Workshop

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Ms. Genieva’s Office Hours

Tuesdays: 10-11 and Thursdays: 1-2 Password: davidson

Social-Emotional Support

Mindset Monday February Topic: Fostering Friendship & Empathy

Please visit our Mindset Monday Page and check out our newly posted resources for this month’s topic: “Fostering Friendship and Empathy”.

Then join us on February 8th as we discuss what it means to be a “marble jar friend”.

For 6th-12th graders we will also be discussing social anxiety.

When: Monday, February 8th

10am- TK-5th grade, 1pm- 6th-12th grade

Where: ZOOM LINK Password: mindset

High School

High School Updates

  • Add/Drop Deadline: The deadline to add a course, drop a course, or change curriculum for high school is March 1.

  • BigFuture Days: Click here for more information on BigFuture Days, from College Board. College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college.

  • Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for course specific/student success sessions throughout the month of February. All high school students in HQT led courses and CP courses are welcome to join in. Please see the February Extras flyer and message Jolene with any questions.

San Diego Job Corps Presentation

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Job Corps Information Session

Presenter: Romario Willson, San Diego Job Corps Admissions Counselor

Tuesday, February 9th at 1pm

Link: Job Corps Link

High School Expo

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Virtual Career Fair

High School Hangouts

Art Read Aloud by High School Hangouts

3 amazing high school students collaborated on a read aloud for our younger students for PCA's art month! Check it out!

Story: "Ish" by Peter H. Reynolds

Read by PCA high school students: Amelia S., Bradyn B., and Ruth S.

"Ish" is an inspirational story about how art is about enjoying it and it does not need to be "perfect."

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Annual Black College Expo

February 19 & 20 - Annual Black College Expo is Now Virtual! $5 Registration fee

Over 10 million in Scholarships available!

BIG Opportunities:

  • Get Accepted to colleges on The Spot

  • College Application Fees Waived

  • Receive Scholarships on the Spot

  • Informative Seminars and Workshops

  • Experts will help you with FAFSA

  • $1,000 Cash & Prize Giveaways

  • Career and Internship opportunities ..upload your resume

Click here to register

Edgenuity Spring Break Update

In an effort to accommodate multiple school schedules, the South Schools Spring Break is scheduled in the Edgenuity pacing guide calendar for the following dates: March 29-April 5. Your actual Spring Break is: April 19-April 23. Please plan to work each day March 29-April 5. This will ensure that you will not need to login and do school work on your Break (April 29-April 23). Please reach out to Jolene with any questions @

Scholarship Opportunities

Here is a list of popular scholarship search engines or other pre-vetted scholarships.

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